(For information about free movie screenings in Auckland/Hamilton, please visit the Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland's website.)
Admission is free! Movies are screened free of charge at the Japan Information & Cultural Centre on the last Tuesday and Thursday of each month at 6pm. The dates and titles may change due to unforeseen circumstances so please check back to confirm there have been no changes.
A short video (Japan Video Topics) will be shown from 5.45pm before the feature film begins at 6pm. Admission is free of charge and on a first-come-first-served basis.
Embassy and elevator access will be available from 5.30pm.
Level 18 The Majestic Centre, 100 Willis Street
(Released: 2012, Japanese with English subtitles) Running Time: 111 mins. Rating: PG. Genre:Comedy
Another comedy hit from Shinobu Yaguchi, who directed ‘Water Boys’, ‘Swing Girls’ and ‘Happy Flight’. Three young electronics company employees are given the task to develop a robot by their boss, but fail miserably. With the deadline approaching fast and declining confidence in their abilities, they enlist the help of an old man, who fits inside the robot perfectly. However, things do not go as planned for their new ‘functioning’ robot.